Sep 21

5 inmates flee prison in Haiti; 2 recaptured

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Five inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti early Saturday, the country’s second jail breakout reported in less than two months.

Sep 17

Tallahassee Man Works to Bring Hope to Haiti

Scott Bonnell’s of Tallahasse first trip to Haiti was in 2007. “I was just so moved by the plight of the Haitian children,” Bonnell said. So moved that he took his 401k and started the non-profit organization Hope to Haiti.

Sep 15

US company wins contract to build Haiti prison

CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti (AP) — A construction company based in Maryland has received a U.S. government contract to build a prison in northern Haiti.

Sep 14

Haiti gets help for mosquito-borne virus outbreak

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti has received a large shipment of treatment packets to help it deal with an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya amid a rainy season expected to result in a surge of new cases in the country, officials said Wednesday.

Sep 10

Haiti prisons under scrutiny after mass breakout

CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti (AP) — Sudden gunfire rattled the morning routine outside the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison and soon inmates, many barefoot and shirtless, dashed frantically from the maximum-security facility, startling street vendors as they looted their wares and fled through the unpaved streets.

Sep 10

Haiti prison outbreak forces security overhaul of overcrowded, chaotic system

The sudden gunfire rattled the morning routine outside the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison and soon inmates, many barefoot and shirtless, dashed frantically from the maximum-security facility, startling street vendors as they looted their wares and fled through the unpaved streets.

Sep 09

Haiti seeks teacher permits amid education reform

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian children lined up in immaculate uniforms for a new school year on Monday, as the country’s government promised to make sure they get a better chance to learn.

Sep 08

Haitian businesswoman, 25, crowned Miss Haiti 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The crowd was already chanting her name before 25-year-old restaurant owner Carolyn Desert was crowned Miss Haiti 2014 Sunday in Port-au-Prince.

Sep 06

Police detain US founder of Haiti orphanage

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. man who founded a boys’ orphanage in Haiti nearly two decades ago was arrested Friday following abuse allegations, authorities said.

Sep 01

Experts seek to save Haiti's archaeological sites

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The canons have been stolen from the 18th-century seaside fort in the city where Haiti declared its independence and the stones imported from France are commonly targeted by thieves.

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